This pair of Okatsune hedge shears is razor-sharp and easy to use. Okatsune is an expert when it comes to making hedge shears. The blades are thin and hard, and easily cut through boxwood, Christmas trees, rhododendrons or other shrubs. While most other hedge shears crush branches, the Okatsune shears actually cut through them. Especially as boxwood shears this Okatsune tool will be your perfect companion in the garden.
This pair of pruning shears has ‘broad shoulders’. This doesn’t mean that it has spent a lot of time in the gym, but that you are basically carrying around two shears in one. Because of the broad shoulders the handles are a little further apart in the front. As a result you can use it as pruning shears with short handles. When you come across difficult-to-get-through branches or wish to work a little higher simply grab the end of the handles. As such the Okatsune 214 is very versatile. The 175 mm blades are medium-sized.
Okatsune shears: only the best quality from Japan
The Okatsune shears often look a little basic. Looks, however, can be deceiving. The constructions are so simple because they work. You really don’t need more. Okatsune uses Japanese top-quality steel to manufacture the shears. The same type of carbon steel was used to forge katana swords. So yes, they are that good!
Okatsune has become a pro in hardening the blades. As such the shears will stay sharper a lot longer than your average shears from the hardware store. A lot of attention was also paid to the geometry. As such the shears are amazing to work with.
Maintaining Okatsune pruning shears
Because the blades on this pair of shears were made from carbon steel they are not stainless. As a result it would be a good idea to clean the blades after use and add a drop of oil. A small sacrifice, especially when you know what you get in return. Many people will only understand how good a pair of Okatsune shears actually is after they have used it!